Each component within the Homeland Security Department applies standards differently when determining whether contractor personnel are fit to work on behalf of the agency.
Breaking with tradition, the Government Accountability Office added the governmentwide security clearance program to the High-Risk List, one year ahead of the scheduled release of its biennial assessment and status report of federal initiatives.
In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.
About 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of medical or recreational marijuana, but regulations are different for federal employees and contractors.
Budget experts say it’s only prudent for federal contractors to start preparing now for a possible government shutdown on Oct. 1.
The House passed a “minibus” of 2018 spending bills before leaving town for a month-long recess. Budget experts say the possibility of sequestration isn’t the only reason why the minibus has little chance of survival.
Congress is considering several reform bills, and agencies are supposed to be complying with the Trump administration’s create-one, kill-two order. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, provides an update for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Former deputy undersecretary of Defense Bill Greenwalt will serve as the Professional Services Council’s new senior advisor for research and development, the group announced Wednesday.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
The process might not be pretty, but budget experts predict civilian agencies won’t face $18 billion in spending cuts during the last five months of fiscal 2017. The President submitted a budget amendment for 2017 last week, which proposed major boosts to defense and homeland security spending and civilian agency offsets.